Subject: The Red Knot, the final installment of the Days of the Guardian trilogy
Author: D. Marie Prokop
D. Marie Prokop has released the final book in her Days of the Guardian trilogy. I got to help her out with some beta reading/editing, so I'm certainly not an unbiased third party when it comes to recommending this novel. the novel is suitable for adults, both young and old.
This last book ups the ante and danger--and especially pain and suffering--for all the characters. I had to vent at her a couple of times over Facebook due some of the more traumatic events that occur as the story spirals towards its conclusion. If a story is able to get at me where I do that, then I know that there's something special in the narrative.
You wouldn't want to read Return of the King first, and it's the same here. This is the end of the story, so if the description below catches your interest, you do have a couple books of homework to do first. Still, it's always nice to know that an author followed through on their three book commitment they made to their readers (not all of them do).
I know how much work goes into a novel. And completing a trilogy is a whole other level of planning and pain. To successfully complete a story like this is a momentous accomplishment. So show your support for an indie author with some follow-through, and pick up these books. The description below is from Amazon, so skip that if you don't like even the hint of spoilers.
The Red Knot (Days of the Guardian Book 3)
“Don’t be afraid.”
In the final installment of the Days of the Guardian trilogy, The Red Knot, teenagers Li Griffin and Ainsling Reid must reconnect and come face-to-face with the Guardian. Only together can they conquer their foes, both inside and out. But connecting with the Guardian and each other will be more difficult than they ever imagined.
Li is sent to a secluded island to deliver a traitor and will finally meet the mysterious Guardian—the covert leader committed to rescuing the oppressed citizens of Sector One. But pain and disappointment fog Li’s vision.
Ainsling Reid embarks on her most important rescue mission yet—her mother. She returns to Sector One, where Noelle Reid is imprisoned, sentenced to death by the Economic Crisis Containment Office. Ainsling risks everything to save her mother and reunite her family.
Meanwhile, insidious forces attempt to tear apart the Guardian’s work. A crippled Dr. Griffin is contracted to create a new human weapon. A nefarious rebel faction is hunting down the Guardian. Doubt and fear invade the minds of the refugees aboard the Guardian’s ships.
Once, the power of joy redeemed Li and Ainsling. Now, the pain of tragedy threatens to unravel everything. What is left to hold on to?